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COCOA PASTA WITH PORCINI CREAM SAUCE
Cindy Salvato


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When I saw this pasta, I knew immediately that it had to be served with porcini mushrooms and cream!  If you can't find the cocoa pasta, use dried Tagliatelle.
  • ¼ oz dried porcini
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ small onion, diced (about ¾ cup)
  • 10 oz package of sliced mushrooms (any type)
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 fresh sage leaves
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 12 ounces cocoa pasta *

Rehydrate the dried porcini in 2 cups of room temperature water. Cook the onion in the butter, slowly, until soft and translucent. Add the sliced mushrooms and porcini mushrooms; cook slowly for 5 minutes. Add the heavy cream and sage leaves and bring it to a light boil. Add the Parmesan cheese and lemon zest, bring it back to a light boil, season with salt and pepper, remove from the heat and set aside.

Cook the pasta until al dente. Drain and add pasta back to the pot. Add a quarter of the sauce and cook it into the pasta over low heat for a minute. Pour the pasta onto a platter or into a pasta bowl and pour the remaining sauce over the top.

Serve with extra Parmesan cheese.

Serves 4

*Cocoa pasta available at Roma on Federal Hill


Wine Pairing...

Gasbarro's Wines recommends the following:

  • Zeni Valpolicella Ripasso 2010 @16.99
     
  • Magistravini Anima di Primitivo 2011 @17.99

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